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captioned by closed captioning services, inc. >>> good monday morning. thank you for joining us, i'm kristen sze. >>> i'm eric thomas. right now we would like to start with the weather. >> mike giving us heat. >>> absolutely. forecasting heat, record highs possible the next couple of days. doppler dry, thick fog around santa rosa, quarter mile visibility. rain on the way for us and new york and new jersey. >> good morning sue hall following your commute. live look at golden gate bridge, light, fog-free no problems. areas of roadwork north 101 through strawberry repaving project has three right lanes blocked. northbound 880 hegenberger. roadwork in san francisco north 101 before 280 and south 101 between cesar chavez and 280. >>> developing news from contra costa county, investigators looking into a suspicious fire in pleasant hill this started before midnight. crews say smoke was coming from the middle of the building, sprinkler systems activated. there's a futon shop, the fire was knocked down in 20 minutes. investigators found what appeared to be a molotov cocktail at the scene.
the sky have not stopped, and a short while ago we saw militants firing rockets from here just behind us, and that has been going on for much of the day. gazans say what they want, of course, is is peace and quiet but what's been happening for the last week is gazans defending themself and they see the u.s. completely siding with israel. so while they would like to see a cease-fire, they say true peace cannot come along until israel stops targeting people in the gaza strip and that blockade of gaza is lifted. george? >> alex marquardt, thanks very much. >>> here at home, it is game on for the more than 43 million americans hitting the road this holiday. tomorrow could be the busiest travel day of the year, but the thanksgiving migration has already begun. americans scrambling into planes, trains and automobiles to make it home for the holiday. our travel team is tracking it all, and abc's senior national correspondent jim avila starts us off. >> reporter: good evening, george. tomorrow is supposed to be the busiest travel day of the year but airlines have cut the number of flights down 3
. gabby giffords is there as the man who shot her is sentenced. her husband, mark kelly, tells us what was going through their minds. >>> freezing over. the families in the storm zone, huddling in blankets as they're hit with another storm. >>> and band of brothers. our bob woodruff, standing up for heroes tonight. the healing power of rock and roll. ♪ >>> good evening once again from washington, d.c., where the election may be over, but the clock is ticking on an issue affecting every american family. and standing at the urgent crossroads, the president and the speaker of the house, republican john boehner. there is a freight train bearing down on this country, called the fiscal cliff. it made the stock market so nervous today, for the second day in a row, it dropped. and business leaders have begun to come forward to warn the government there will be serious economic consequences if there's no deal. at issue, the fiscal cliff, a doomsday law that hikes taxes and unleashes a wrecking ball of cuts by january 1st. so, i started by asking speaker boehner if this time, he and the now re
captioned by closed captioning services, inc. >>> happy friday thank you for joining us i'm eric thomas. >>> and i'm kristen sze no rain out there. >> mike? >>> we start with live doppler. good morning. it is dry out there. let's talk about fog. we talked about how that would develop in the north bay valleys, mild visibility napa 3/4 of a mile at santa rosa starting to see fog in the east bay valleys this is going to be an ongoing concern during the morning commute. in the afternoon high clouds and sun low to mid 60s coast, mid six anties to 70 bay -- upper 60s to 70 inland. >>> san mateo bridge, friday hopefully for friday light so far so good from hayward towards foster city construction due to be picked up in half an hour westbound direction 6 a.m. eastbound. problem now in hayward northbound 88 580 marina big rig accident blocking two right lanes. roadwork on the dumbarton until 50 clock, both directions. >>> -- police asking for the public's help finding the passenger who viciously beat a muni station agent for trying to do his job. amy hollyfield is live at the van ness sta
long. you have sent us pictures proving how much you care about this vote and we saw you lining up before dawn in virginia, braving lines, rain in florida, children in tow and even guys with surfboards and bare feet as in chicago a woman who went to the polls while in labor then went on to the hospital. >>> talk about the candidates in these last moments, the two men who have been racing to the finish line spent the day proving determination and stamina and abc's white house correspondent jake tapper starts us off in chicago where the president is with his family waiting for results. jake. >> reporter: good evening on this exciting night, diane. president obama and his campaign are gurding hem thfls for a long night and the president said this might spill into the morning but he fully expects by tomorrow he will be re-elected. it is out of his hands and in yours. >> my name is barack obama, you know, the president. >> reporter: at a chicago campaign field office president obama called volunteers in wisconsin to thank them for their hard work. >> hi, is this annie? hi, this is barac
morning, thanks for joining us i'm kristen sze. >>> i'm eric thomas. you are probably curious as to where the rain is now, so are we. >>> the good news it is holding off, not here for the morning commute, doppler showing the dry air right now over top of us let's head to the north, doppler out of eureka, showers moving along 101 from crescent city, heading towards -- ukiah over the next hour. the bulk of the system moving east the entire cold pocket of air moving south, rain this morning, after the commute in the north bay moving through the heart of the bay during lunch into the south bay during the afternoon. ahead of that, blustery today with temperatures barely making it up to 60° in the bay and inland only mid 50s at the coast. >>> bumper-to-bumper behind the bay bridge toll good morning happy thursday metering lights on traffic backing towards the macarthur maze carpool lanes and fastrak the way to go once you get past the tolls on the incline section, right lane a stall waiting. on the san francisco sigh of the bay bridge earlier accident harrison street off-ramp is now cleared mo
raddatz reporting in. and now we go to abc's white house correspondent jake tapper, here to tell us what the white house is saying tonight. jake? >> reporter: well, diane, senior white house officials tell us the overwhelming emotion here is surprise and, of course, sorrow, for a colleague and his family. white house officials were told about this on wednesday, the day after president obama was re-elected. they were told by the director of national intelligence, james clapper. on thursday, president obama was informed about this situation. the entire situation, the fbi investigation, as well as the affair. general petraeus called the national security adviser, said he wanted to talk to the president. at that meeting yesterday, he offered to resign. president obama thought about it and conferred with aides, and today called petraeus and accepted that resignation. the new acting director of the cia will be the number two, the deputy director, mike morell, with whom president obama has worked closely, during the osama bin laden raid, planning, for instance, and he has the inside track. but
. it was scenes like this -- this is your house right here? >> yeah. yeah, this is my house. it used to be over there. >> reporter: juxtaposed against scenes like this -- fancy port-a-potties -- that forced the mayor to cancel the marathon. today, we saw them loading in cases of vodka. private party going on in here. and pallets of water and food. this is a lot of provisions. can't go in this area? but the pictures that truly did not sit well with many in this city where hundreds of thousands still don't have power, four large diesel generators, guarded by security. how many homes could these things power? >> i don't know. >> reporter: how do you think your neighbors without power would like this thing? >> they'd love it. >> there's children out there who are without blankets, without anything. and then these generators are running. >> reporter: the decision to cancel the marathon came just hours after the mayor publicly defended the idea. >> new york has to show that we are here and that we're going to recover. >> reporter: tonight, on our local station, wabc, the head of the marathon said it
governor romney have another move? let's begin with white house correspondent jake tapper leading us off from iowa. he's there traveling with the president. jake? >> reporter: good evening, diane. president obama accompanied by his top aides and bruce springsteen hopscotched across battleground states today. the key ones that his campaign feels will deliver him a re-election. they are wisconsin, iowa and ohio where the president's national political career all began. slightly ahead in our abc news/"washington post" national tracking poll, president obama is ending his very last day of campaigning having enlisted the help of celebrity musician friends. >> that's not a bad way to bring it home, with the boss. >> reporter: the day began with springsteen's obama 2012 campaign song. ♪ let's vote for the man who got osama forward away we go ♪ >> reporter: even though that was interrupted by spring teen project i projecting acknowledgement of liberal and progressive anxiety. >> the first debate really freaked me out. all right. ♪ but then romney got schooled twice by obama then smiling jo
phenomenon. young boys using supplements and experimenting with steroids. it's all in a new study out in the journal "pediatrics," and abc's dan harris has the details on a reality check for american families. >> reporter: the videos are burning up the internet -- teenage boys transforming their bodies, going from skinny to ripped. a graphic illustration of what today's study says is a surprisingly prevalent trend. the study's authors warning, "the use of muscle-enhancing behaviors is substantially higher than has been previously reported and is cause for concern." with 90% of boys in middle and high school saying they regularly exercised with the goal of increasing muscle mass and more than two-thirds saying they changed the way they ate. more worryingly, 38% said they had used protein supplements, which are unregulated, not well researched and potentially dangerous and 6% said they tried steroids which can because withdrawal, rage and even in the case of 16-year-old high school baseball player taylor hooton have been linked to suicide. >> his mom found him hanging on the bedroom doo
-- killing a 22-year-old in a carjacking attempt at a 711 store. coming up at 6:30, kira klapper will join us with the reward officers are hoping will bring the wanted manna -- wanted man into custody. >> families waiting online to get help for the holidays. that need is definitely not over yet. >> reporter: we are here in the pantry where it looks like there is a lot of food. check out the vegetables behind me, they tell me they still feel like they are short. they would love to see another 1,000 turkeys so they can meet their goals this week. people coming to pick up food have an points, no need to wait in line. check out what we found this morning, people out in the cold, waiting in line, officials say they did not expect to see this it just illustrates the need out there. they say they hear a lot of talk about the recession coming to an end. but they aren't seeing it. >> if it wasn't for this place, i wouldn't have nothing. thankful for it. >> we are still seeing very a lot of people continue coming here. the fact that people are willing to wait in line overnight, first of all when they a
] abc's terry moran spent the day in that town and he's standing by with the very latest for us right now. terry? >> reporter: diane, this is what you see throughout the jersey shore right now. homes just ripped right off their foundations. this was someone's living room. there's a kitchen back there, a bathroom over here. but look down here. none of the infrastructure of the house is left. it's somewhere else. and that is why the real threat here right up and down the shore is what you can't see. fires rage in the town of mantoloking on the jersey shore early this morning, fueled by natural gas. it is a harbinger of a worst-case scenario here -- a potential disaster after the disaster. you can smell the gas. >> you can hear the gas. you can smell the gas. everywhere you go, you hear "shh," just the gas, all the open gas lines going. just scared to death. [ hissing ] >> reporter: do you hear that? that is the sound that everyone left in these towns is fearing the most right now. it is a hissing gas main. you hear it on street after street, right up the shore. you can smell the gas in
. >> the president: you, the american people, reminded us that while our road has been hard. while our journey has been long. we have picked ourselves up. we have fought our way back. and we know in our hearts, that for the united states of america, the best is yet to come. >> president obama will return to the white house this afternoon. he has no public events planned for today. before he declared victory mitt romney conceded gracefully. he told his supporters he called the president to congratulate him. he said it was time to put aside partisanship and work together for the good of the nation. >> i so wish i had been able to fulfill your hopes to lead the country in a different direction. but the nation another leader. ann and i join with you to earnestly pray for him and this great nation. >> president obama says he looks forward to meeting with romney in the weeks ahead to discuss ways to move the country forward. >>> florida is still too close call even without it, president obama dominated the must-have swing states. he also took the popular vet by a narrow margin. katie marzullo joins a lo
in gaza city and christiane amanpour in jerusalem, and, alex, let me begin with you. give us a sense of what's been going there on in gaza. >> reporter: good morning, martha. it's been very consistent pummeling of gaza by the israeli air force and a consistent launching of rockets by these palestinian militant groups. we are hearing the bombings going off rather incessantly. just a short while ago, a palestinian group launched a rocket from just a short distance away. this goes on throughout the day, into the night. around 2:00 a.m. we were woken up by this barrage of artillery fire coming from the navy ship just offshore, the israeli ship. the big question today, whether we'll see a cease-fire brokered by egypt and turkey obviously with the pressure of the u.s. and great britain, or are we going to see that ground invasion by israel? prime minister netanyahu said today they are ready to expand their ground operation. we know egypt and turkey are working feverishly to strike some sort of deal, but the signal, the sounds coming out of jerusalem is they aren't finished with this operat
hope you had a great weekend. thanks for joining us, i'm kristen sze. >> i'm eric thomas. let's check in with mike. whole day week find out what is going on. >>> good morning. nice to see you. live doppler 7 hd maybe nice to see that we don't have much in the way of radar returns other than this blip in the northwest corner of sonoma county. otherwise the sprinkles have moved east. best chance of rain to the north today. storm track has moved temporarily north stray shower may roam into sonoma, northern napa, today dry, cloudy, upper 50s coast, low to mid 60s for the rest of us. >>> happy monday. following your traffic here in the traffic center all of that happening now. live shot of the san mateo bridge quiet now, early morning no problems on the east or westbound span. golden gate bridge quiet no roadwork, no fog, clear, no delays if you are traveling southbound into san francisco. we have a nice drive if you are heading towards antioch, under 15 minutes now from antioch in the westbound direction. eastbound 580 roadwork until 11:00 this morning. westbound drive is looking
-- their attention and maybe encourage them to help us. >> reporter: $20,000 is now on the line. people can call crimestoppers or san jose police directly. kira klapper, abc7 news. >>> departing flights at san francisco international were delayed for about 20 minutes this morning, suspicious checked bag triggered an inspection by officers and airline staff 8:30 this morning. authorities are not saying what was in the bag. the incident remains under investigation. >>> fire sent six to the hospital and knocked down power lines. sonoma fire officials say when m was hanging from the deck of one of the rooms at the lodge. five were taken to the hospital. investigators think the fire started in one of the rooms. >>> to the violence in the middle east. israel and hamas both say they are open to a diplomatic solution. airstrikes continue for a sixth day with deadly results, with the elections in israel coming up in january. katie marzullo is here with the latest. >> reporter: we have new video, from this morning, you can see israeli missile hit a highrise in gaza city. the building houses foreign and do
in the living rooms for all of you. lots to get to this morning. but let us not waste any time in wishing our dear colleague, robin roberts, a very happy birthday, robin. [ applause ] >> she's only 40. it's a big one. >> if my 40, you mean 21. happy birthday, robin. i hope you gave yourself a little time to sleep in. >>> meanwhile, we do have a lot for you. we're going to have a star-studded birthday spectacular for her. as george, and lara and sam are enjoying time with their families. >>> we hope you had a beautiful thanksgiving day. now, it's black friday. look at all of the stores all over the country that are already open for business. we're going to get the experts' take on what the hottest toys are. and whether or not you should be buying some of these items. believe it or not, by this time on friday, black friday, some things are already gone. you shouldn't buy them. >> you would think it was the last television set ever made. >> it's a little frenetic. >> i have a hard time getting into the minds of the people who get up and storm the stores. >> there's a big debate on whether that's
is related to us and definitely real. is this monster mystery finally solved? >>> where all of your champagne wishes and caviar dreams come true. >> not george or robin. that's robin leach. he knows something about how to spend all those millions if you are one of the lucky lottery winners. if you know, you probably know it already. if not, share it with us. there's tallahassee, florida. that's where the winning numbers were drawn. and here they are. 5, 23, 16, 22, 29 and powerball 6. >> so close. >> oh, my gosh. >> good morning, america. as you all know, robin is at home recovering. welcome back to amy robach. >> i had one with 6 as the powerball. but that's it. >> that's not bad. >> i mean, i got up this morning, i really did. i was so mad. it is the richest powerball jackpot ever. a record $587.5 million jackpot. those winning tickets were bought in arizona and missouri. each winner gets $192 million payout. >> whoo! at their peak, lottery tickets were selling at a rate of 130,000 a minute, coast to coast. >> wow. >> a lot of losers. let's get right to ground zero, arizona, the home of at
. brought us rain. snow to the sierra a.let's check out the doppler. showers are beginning to redevelop. they are coming in from the north and we are even seeing some snow as you take a look here we have been seeing some snow just north of clear lake here. pink is the mixed precipitation. blue is actual snow that is falling. let's pan around. i'll show you where it is raping right now. we have very lit showers around dillon beach road. bodega bay. jenner out to see bass total. down to monterey bay. they picked up pretty heavy rain but it is actually mixed precipitation in the big sur mountains. we is he colder air moving in. lightning strike off the coast. no thunderstorms reported here in the bay area but still a threat. chain control on all roads leading to the lake tahoe area right now. not done with the snow or the rain by any stretch of the imagination and we may even be talking about snow here over our local peak. back with the full look at the forecast make sure you have your umbrella long coat and boot when you head out the door. chilly start to the morning. >> than
>>> 6 a.m., thanks for joining us, i'm eric thomas. >>> i'm kristen sze. any more showers mike? >> definitely in the south bay, in heart of san jose, all the way up to milpitas, over to near great america that's where our rain is best, lafayette street there, north first street heading over towards capital avenue, north capital avenue farther south, south at gilroy towards hollister, pacheco pass where we have our second batch of wet weather. to the north the next round coming in this afternoon and for the evening and overnight hours, one more push of showers and thunderstorms with hail and snow to around 3,000 feet. chilly around the bay, 40s now, we'll top out in the low to mid 50s, showers moving in around 4:00. inland chilly 30s and 40s now, 50s with showers moving in during the evening showers will move north to south along the coast starting around 3:00 through the evening temperatures here will be in the 50s. >>> friday, so far, so good. wet roads you want to give yourself extra time to the east shore freeway golden gate fields lit up at the top of your screen. traffic m
's tahman bradley now shows us. >> reporter: sandy may be gone. but frustration in parts of new york is growing. >> we're going to die. we're going to freeze. we have 90-year-old people. >> reporter: in this manhattan neighborhood, recovery continues at a slow pace. residents feel like they've been forgotten. >> there's a sense where it's like, they have no value. they see that other areas are being taken care of. and they totally overlooked us. >> reporter: hundreds showed up for food from local churches and aid organizations. >> all of the food, had to throw out of the refrigerator. so, this is very needed right now. >> reporter: it was another night of darkness and cold for hard-hit staten island. thousands without power. many homeless. among them, mike abruzzo and his family. >> my youngest daughter yesterday said, daddy, i want to go home. it will be a while, honey. she don't understand. she's 6. >> reporter: transportation is still a nightmare. desperate drivers waited in lines miles deep to get gas. and people waited in lines for blocks to get the bus. >> where are the buses?
movie times ten. >> he used this rope to rescue his neighbors but pulling them off their roof and into his second store bedroom. but he would rather talk about the volunteers that have descended on his neighborhood. >> the heroes are people walking around feeding everybody and bringing hot food and coffee and talls and everything. the people around here, because nobody else did nothing for us. >> started off with me and my husband, and from there people kept coming. >> gael helped set up the donation center in what was an empty parking lot. >> we have had an abundance of help. slowly and gradually building its way up as far as the supplies and helpers. >> there was a whole sense there as you can see, the piece still stapgd. >> sheryl is one of the residents who was able to get some much-needed help. >> it's gut wrenching. a agree grew up here. >> her family's home is flooded and there's not much left, but sheryl says the structure is intact. >> i'll have fun with my mother picking out new carpets and tiles and furniture and just keeping positive to keep going. >> and that is t
may. scariest movie times ten. >> he used this rope to rescue his neighbors but pulling them off their roof and into his second store bedroom. but he would rather talk about the volunhave that have descended on his neighborhood. >> the heroes are people walking around feeding everybody and bringing hot food and coffee and talls and everything. the people around here, because nobody else did nothing for us. >> started off with me and my husband, and from there people kept coming. >> gael helped set up the donation center in what was an empty parking lot. >> we have had an abundance of help. slowly and gradually building its way up as far as the supplies and helpers. >> there was a whole sense there as you can see, the piece still stapgd. >> sheryl is one of the residents who was able to get some much-needed help. >> it's gut wrenching. a agree grew up here. >> her family's home is flooded and there's not much left, but sheryl says the structure is intact. >> i'll have fun with my mother picking out new carpets and tiles and furniture and just keeping positive to keep going. >> and
>>> good morning. thanks for joining us this is abc's day of giving to help hurricane sandy victims. stay with us, thanks for joining us. >>> we are following breaking news out of fremont, police on the scene of a deadly shooting that involved two police officers and a domestic violence suspect. investigators say officers shot and killed a 37-year-old man from san jose, after he refused to drop a knife. police say the man was naked and chasing his wife on the street with the knife. it started 11:00 last night on central avenue. we'll bring you more information as soon as we get an update. >>> president obama and mitt romney are storming into the final day of campaigning. mr. obama holding rallies in wisconsin and iowa. romney will visit florida, virginia and new hampshire. the richest prize, no doubt ohio. today each will rally their supporters in columbus. the president will return to his home in chicago tonight. t.j. winick joins us from chicago. >> reporter: election day may not be until tomorrow, 27 million americans have already cast their vote. a scene of how close the obama c
>>> good morning. 5:00, thanks for joining us, i'm kristen sze. >>> and i'm eric thomas. let's find without the weather is going to look like. >>> good morning. live doppler 7 hd, what you are going to see is clouds, a lot of cloud cover, a little damp, moisture in the ground from the rain over the weekend. fog will form especially in the north bay valleys through the morning commute. the good news is most of our wet weather for today has shifted to the north. it is going to stay up there, other than a rogue storm or two, that may dip down into the northern sections of sonoma county. if you are headed up north that's where you will find tough weather to travel today. mostly cloudy upper 50s to near 60 coast rest of us in the low to mid 60s, mostly cloudy for the better part of today. here's sue. >>> bay bridge toll, metering lights off -- >> sorry about that sue we don't have your microphone we'll get back to you. >> top story, one of the biggest thanksgiving meals in the bay area will be taking place in a few hours the charity in charge is sending out a warning. amy hollyfield is l
or the u.s. virgin islands that play the game. this morning, ticket sales are through the roof. they're selling at an unbelievable 105,000 tickets per minute. but let's face it. most players will be losers. >> oh, no. don't put that on camera. >> reporter: abc's ryan owens spoke to smu math professor scott norris. >> professor, with so many people playing this time around, does that hurt my odds? >> your odds are the same no matter how many people play. >> reporter: how did the jackpot get so big? nobody has won it all since october 6th. that's 16-straight drawings. that has lottery officials saying there's about a 16% chance someone will hit it big tonight. >> winner. >> reporter: does anyone have an advantage? well, indiana has had 38 powerball winners. missouri, following with 26. the most tickets are sold in florida, which has seen four winners in just the past three years. advisers say winners should take a lump sum payment. and for a singer winner at this point, that would mean walking away with a cool $327 million before taxes. >>> the looming fiscal cliff is one reason you ma
. >> reporter: police have not released his name. they did tell us his prior sentence was for a firearms violation. he's 24 with ties to a local gang. the police car an that was hit was damaged but no police officers were hurt. again, he's now booked in jail. amy hollyfield, abc7 news. >>> driving to work this morning you were able to drive the limit, right? >> oh sure, just a little below actually, like i normally do. >> not as wet as yesterday. another storm is coming. >>> good morning. i ran into a shower this morning. they are outr;'iñ there, few and far between. live doppler shows most of the activity in the north bay. a few showers moving over into american canyon, through sonoma and napa, these are very light and brief this is all in advance of our next system the winds are going to kick up throughout the afternoon out of of the south because of that we are starting out middle 50 redwood city 57 san jose as well as the coast and downtown we are looking at temperatures today to stay on the mild side this is a system coming from the pacific that will allow for temperatures to stay
. >>> and jaws dropper. the woman who saved her own life by punching out a 12-foot tiger shark. she tells us in her own words the astonishing moment her martial arts kicked in. the karate chop that saved her life. >>> and good morning, everyone. hello to robin at home. we are getting back to normal here in times square. but look at these live shots. >> can we say it for her, though? rabbit rabbit. >> rabbit, rabbit,. >> rabbit, rabbit. >> rabbit rabbit, robin. let's look at the live shots downtown right now. still so dark in lower manhattan. this is a city divided right now. it's going to take days, maybe longer, for the power to come back. and the scale of destruction is becoming so clear in so many places. look at the aerial shots of breezy point, new york, home to generations of firefighters and police. hit so hard by 9/11. now, hit again. more than 100 homes destroyed. one of so many communities that have been absolutely devastated. >> wow, those are crazy pictures. here's what we know right now in terms of the numbers. at least 74 dead. an estimated $20 billion in property loss. new yor
officials, do not forget us. and we want to show you some new and apocalyptic images coming in from the storm zone now. children wandering in a kind of moonscape. teams of rescue workers patr patrolling submerged streets. and body bags after sandy has now claimed nearly 40 lives. more than half of them on staten island, so close to manhattan, but living in devastation. and tonight, "nightline" anchor cynthia mcfadden is there where after four days the community is shaken. cynthia? >> reporter: good evening, diane. every massive tragedy has within it a whole series of smaller ones. one such played out behind me, though, that staircase led to a house where a mother, father and 13-year-old girl lived. only the mother survived. staten island is a whole series of stories, just like that one. in staten island today, a cry for help. >> we're going to die! if we get killed with the weather, we're going to die! we're going to freeze! we got 90-year-old people! >> reporter: this woman pleading with government officials for gasoline, food and clothing. >> you don't understand. you've got to ge
. what's wrong with this country? >> reporter: sandy is on track to be the second-costliest storm in u.s. history. some estimates say it may cost $50 billion to rebuild. with more than 4.1 million customers still without power across a dozen states, temperatures are expected to dip into the mid to upper 30s over the weekend. this morning, "the wall street journal" reports fema has generators sitting in storage while families like this mother and daughter, living 17 flights up, are without power. telling our diane sawyer, their water is now running out, too. >> that's all the water we have left. >> it's almost gone. >> reporter: and the generators and use of them are a real question. so many feel there should be an all-hands-on-deck feeling for a disaster this large, when they hear about generators not being used properly or sitting idle, and they see generators like this story in the "post" these are two this morning, two giant generators sitting for the new york city marathon right in the middle of central park. now, they are not being used right now. not being plugged in but when you s
. >> thank you, lilian. a u.s. airways jet landed at mineta international after it hit a bird. it happened seconds after the plane took off from phoenix. the bird was sucked into the jetliner's left engine. the captain shut off the engine and then made an emergency landing as a precaution. we are in for a big warm up. let's head to leigh glaser for a first check on weather and what is happening right now. >> live doppler 7hd looking at it right now you can see we are all clear. here is a look at current temperatures though. boy it was warm today. the temperatures are still mild at 64 in san francisco and oakland 61 redwood city, 63 san jose. clear skies, 64 san rafael and a little cooler in santa rosa right now. a look at my accu-weather seven-day forecast coming up. >> thank you. election officials believe they will be able to get everyone to the polls even in the most storm-rave venged areas of new york and new jersey. sandy's path of destruction will force voters to cast ballots at different polling places on tuesday. most of new york's public schools will re-open tomorrow. students and
for some of us. not so well for others. >>> also on the show, we have the latest on the disastrous oil rig explosion in the gulf of mexico. just 85 miles from that bp disaster. the search for the missing workers intensified overnight. and we have the latest details. >>> and we all love finding money crumpled up in the pockets of old jeans or between the couch cushions. but this man found an old lottery ticket in a desk drawer that made him an instant millionaire. and more surprising, what he plans to do with the money. >>> we're going to start with ron and the other headlines developing overnight. >>> we're going to begin with the mass shooting that was averted. the alleged plot to shoot up a movie theater during a "twilight mo "twilight" movie. it was the movie massacre that might have been. but the suspected plot was stopped by a mother who turned in the suspect, her own son. his alleged target, the sunday showing of the newest "twilight" movie, "breaking dawn part 2." the mother of blake lambers called police last thursday. she was concerned that her son was planning a copycat shooting
>>> good morning. thanks for joining us i'm kristen sze. >>> i'm eric thomas. wet on the roads this morning. >> which neighborhoods are getting wet maybe the better question is who is dry? >> not many of us. even when the steadier rain moves out we still have a lot of drizzle, mist, very moist this morning as the cold front and drier air hasn't pushed through. north bay we still have scattered light rain, especially napa valley, down towards sonoma away from windsor, santa rosa, rohnert park, that area. highway 4 hot spot for wettest weather. wet weather as you head towards livermore and dublin, arching across the sunol grade towards union city, fremont and milpitas best radar returns to the south at the coast, towards ben lomond, santa cruz on its way to morgan hill, los gatos and southern sections of san jose that is a trend developing more showers offshore and roll across us we are not out of woods yet probably not until noon, then partly sunny this afternoon, upper 50s to low 60s coast, low to mid 60s bay and inland. we still have traffic to deal with. >>> couple problems,
captioned by closed captioning services, inc. >>> good morning thanks for joining us. i'm eric thomas. cheryl jennings will be here tonight for our election coverage. >>> and i'm kristen sze. americans are going to the polls now. you see long lines this morning in columbus, ohio perhaps the key swing state. mitt romney and paul ryan are campaigning to the right now. they landed shortly after vice president biden, that's air force two making an unannounced stop this cleveland before going to chicago to join president obama tahman bradley joins us live. >> reporter: good afternoon from boston the most expensive election in history is in the hands of voters. mitt romney on the ground in ohio, hunting for last minute votes. they cast their ballots this morning hoping republicans in key swing states do the same, heading out for a final push in pennsylvania and ohio romney was brimming with confidence about his chances in the buckeye state. >> feel great about ohio. >> reporter: the romney campaign needs to overcome president obama's advantage. poll shows mr. obama a three point edge
>> good morning, everyone. thanks nor joining us. i'm carolyn tyler. let's start with a first quick look at our weather. rather chilly. here's our meteorologist, lisa argen. >> hi, everyone. here's a high definition shot from our emeryville camera. it is nice and sunny, but numbers have dropped into the 30s in the north and east day valleys. the frost advisory has been allowed to expire. numbers coming up and we look for temperatures anywhere from two to four degrees warmer today. still keeps us below the arrange for this time of the year but we will see some more 60s today. another cool night ahead. looks like tonight won't be as cold as what we've experienced the past couple nights. with a warmer night tonight, we are on our way to warmer averages. i'll tell you how warm and there is still rain in the forecast. we will check it out later, carolyn. >> thank you, lisa. >> developing news from indianapolis. a second home is in ruins, more than lee dozen neighboring homes suffered damage from collapsed walls to blown-out windows. authorities say the gas and electricity were shut off'
>>> 4:30 a.m. on this wednesday morning. thank you for joining us. i'm eric thomas. >>> and i'm kristen sze. glad you are back. >>> definitely milder this morning, good morning. here's a look at our live doppler and the clouds, no radar returns, dry today even though we'll have high clouds and sunshine. warmest temperatures everywhere will get into the low to mid 70s today from 66 to 72 at the coast, 66 to 73 around the bay. mostly sunny inland 68 to 72. hope you enjoy it is not going to last much longer. >>> just roadwork northbound golden gate bridge, southbound over the waldo light. problem eastbound 24 at wilder this was a car on fire now on the right hand shoulder. fire crews are on scene eastbound as you come out of caldecott tunnel at wilder. roadwork eastbound 4 loveridge until 5:30. >>> saw that fire heading in this morning. we begin in san francisco's city hall crews are trying get the building cleaned up and ready for business after a fire broke out in the basement. terry mcsweeney is live at city hall with the story. were there evacuations? >> reporter: there were
a generational step. >> reporter: boeing has sold more than 800 around the world. but united is the first u.s. airliner to fly the dreamliner in service that began this month. the airlines are big these because they're cheaper to fly and more efficient. they will sell you on creature comforts like the air itself, there is more oxygen on the plane, it is cleaner and less dry. they have huge storage bins too. you can fit four suitcases in here. the plastic body is stronger than metal, so the air pressure inside can be kept at equivalent of 6,000 feet instead of the 8,000, 9,000 in most jets. that translates to higher humidity in the cabin, more comfort, less jet lag, and dry skin. >> the increase in humidity, the pressurization of the cabin. it's a very different experience than today's airplanes. >> reporter: the windows are a third bigger. there's a light show on board. different colors for takeoff, cruising, dinner time. >> we go into the warm colors like candlelight. >> reporter: pilots say the 787 carries next level of safety. >> situational awareness. the airplane produces in the cockpit
. richard besser tells us exactly what they found. >> reporter: you don't know its name, but you may be one of the 100,000 americans who get sick each year from a bacteria. and the study explains why. consumer reports tested pork, the type you buy in the supermarket. pork chops, ground pork. they found that 70% of the samples they tested hat yersinia on them. ground pork turned out to be more risky than pork chops. >> this should be a wake-up call to the american public. what are we doing in terms of monitoring the safety of pork and what can we do in the future. >> reporter: this bacteria can hit hard. in a matter of days you experience fever, cramps, bloody diarrhea that may last for weeks, especially common in children. cooking the pork thoroughly does kill the backterbacteria, but b ulf. it's easy to spread it to the surfaces of your kitchen. the plate, the cutting board, your hand. anything the raw pork touched. take a look at this kitchen where we handled meat. all of the dots, germs. the pork producers council questioned the quality and methods used by consumer report. u.s. departmen
the gulf of alaska. brought us rain. snow to the sierra a.let's check out the doppler. showers are beginning to redevelop. they are coming in from the north and we are even seeing some snow as you take a look here we have been seeing some snow just north of clear lake here. pink is the mixed precipitation. blue is actual snow that is falling. let's pan around. i'll show you where it is raping right now. we have very lit showers around dillon beach road. bodega bay. jenner out to see bass total. down to monterey bay. they picked up pretty heavy rain but it is actually mixed precipitation in the big sur mountains. we is he colder air moving in. lightning strike off the coast. no thunderstorms reported here in the bay area but still a threat. chain control on all roads leading to the lake tahoe area right now. not done with the snow or the rain by any stretch of the imagination and we may even be talking about snow here over our local peak. back with the full look at the forecast make sure you have your umbrella long coat and boot when you head out the door. chilly st
the question because there is no reasonable answer to it. let the rates go up to 39. let us also take a look at the deductions. let's make sure that revenue is an integral part of deficit reduction and from my side of the table bring entitlement reform into the conversation, social security, set aside. doesn't add to the deficit. but whether it comes to medicare and medicaid protect the integrity of the program but give it sol venzke for more and more years. >> let me ask you about the fallout on the u.s. consulate and u.s. ambassador susan rice. you've been critical of her and for the first time she respon d ed. take a look. >> when discussing our facilities in benghazi shgs i relied solely and squarely on the information provided to me by the intelligence community. i made clear that the information was preliminary and that our investigations would give us the definitive answer. >> and senator graham, we learned this week from the director of central intelligence agency, that references of al qaeda were taken out for security reasons not for political reasons. do you accept the explanatio
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to take a pay cut. >> thanks for join us on this election tuesday, i'm kristen sze. >>> and i'm eric thomas. it is the big day, voters go to the polls to decide who they want to be president for the next four years. mitt romney is not done campaigning, he will vote in about half an hour before heading out to appeal to still undecided voters one more time in cleveland and pittsburgh, ohio and pennsylvania are still in play. latest poll shows him trailing president obama 50% to 47%. romney held his final rally last night in new hampshire where his campaign got its first boost earlier this year also still up for grabs. >> president obama is waking up in his hometown of chicago after making his final campaign push in iowa last night. he plans to play basketball with his aides today and -- an election day tradition and do satellite interviews to get out the vote. the president voted nearly two weeks ago. tahman bradley will have a live report in just a few minutes. >>> a few hotly contested local congressional races. katie marzullo join a closer look. >> reporter: i have california blown
morning. want to say hello to robin at home. elizabeth vargas is with us here. and boy, what a night. >> what a night indeed. >> president obama secures a second term with a surprisingly sweeping victory. the president said he learned from and listened to those who did not vote for him. there he is on stage last night, savoring the victory with his family. >> his daughters flew out after school yesterday to be there with him. here are the final numbers. the electoral college. 303 votes for president obama, 206 for governor romney. the popular vote is still being counted today. president obama with about 60 million votes right now. governorromney, about 57 million. >> a lot of controversial issues out there. right now, let's get to matthew dowd. this is the number we were talking about yesterday. the president was more in tune with the changing america. you see that number, 72%. that was the share of the vote last night held by whites. four years ago, it was 74%. that's exactly what president obama predicted. >> and not long ago, it was 90%. this is a changing america, which makes it
extra enforcement. ñÑ is just like tomorrow and the next day. you'll see us, definitely out in force. >> you have a branch, i heard a crack back there. i am sure something else has come down. as long as it doesn'tfgká hurt anyone, it's a good thing. it does cause issues. >> and this time it was a power line across highway 9. it had been brought down by a falling tree. highway 9 is the main artery throughout the valley. traffic backed up for miles in both directions. the fire department did take advantage of an empty business which had a parking lot and may yut rise that to allow alternating one way flow of traffic. it was quite a mess. as you might imagine that, downed power line created problems for businesses in the area. we'll have that coming up in just one hour. reporting live on highway 17th. >> residents are helping the city weather storm drains in the neighborhood. it's part of an adopt a thought program. keeping storm drains clear of debris helps the city focus on critical storm-related problems such as downed trees. one volunteer says she got involved because drains in the
are part of history saying us community members felt if we work hard, we play by the rules, we deserve a living wage. >> reporter: senator reed says he likes the idea but concerned about employers unable to pay the higher wage saying they will slash thousands of workers. >> facing a budget shortfall next year of millions of dollars. another $600,000 will come from the general fund. >> reporter: the cafe j folks say if you knowcus on the negative that is all you will see. >> it is about people in our community it is important for us to impact one another and not think about ourselves rather than our collective action when we collectively act we could change the world. not just that one person it is us. >> reporter: these students learned about how to win election they form add lyonses with labor as well as social -- they formed alliances with labor as well as social service agencies. terry mcsweeney, abc7 news. >>> san francisco voters elected several supervisors most controversial races just decided this morning. district 5 supervisor alagi has been defeated after a lot of political fa
johnson will join with us a parkt recap in about 10 minutes.. >> now, to the elections over. has outlook changed in silicon valley? >> abc 7 news david louie checks on the pulse of the local economy. >> happening now, i'm david louie. the electric was yesterday, but today a kind of referendum held on wall street. investors selling off in such a way it could impact everything from solar energy companies to cloud-based companies. ash wagner has a small solar company with six emhoiys he wants to expand but selloff could indicate uncertainty about the economy. >> i know several friends starting selling stock this moshing. >> what did that tell you? >> people are not excited about the future of the economy. >> investors appear concerned about a widening european recession. coupa sees europe as a major growth market just signing up new customers for its cloud based software helping companies save money on procurement. but the u.s. needs to reach a budget solution. >> this is the opportunity to bring that bipartisan nature in front of us here to deliver on the promises he's been talking about a
us is that the party that knows how to ride those waves wins. here's my co-anchor, terry moran. >> reporter: america awakened to a new political reality this morning. >> what happened? >> i was wrong. >> reporter: so were a lot of republicans. >> i so wish that i had been able to fulfill your hopes to lead the country in a different direction. but the nation chose another leader. >> thank you so much. >> reporter: what happened yesterday's simple, really, and profound and reflected in all those faces in the crowds last night at obama and romney headquarters. the american electorate of tomorrow, younger, urban, more diverse, more socially liberal, turned out to defeat the american electorate of yesterday, older, whiter, more rural and traditional. >> i think it was shocking to the republicans. >> reporter: matt dowd, abc news consultant, was one of george w. bush's chief strategists. >> i think the republicans are going to have to do a serious amount of soul searching. they've been built for 25 years ago, not for the 21st century. they have to appeal to latinos, women, blacks, a
against the united states. two iranian warplanes firing at a u.s. spy drone. the provocative act occurred over the persian gulf, saying the unarmed drone was flying in international air space and was not hit. iran has not responded to the pentagon's statement. >>> seven members of the u.s. navy s.e.a.l. team six are being disciplined this morning for disclosing classified information. the s.e.a.l.s, including one involved in the mission to capture osama bin laden, were paid consultants on a new video game. officials say the s.e.a.l.s violated rules about tactics and procedures. >>> and the bank robber known as the ak-47 bandit has apparently struck again. he was caught on camera holding up a credit union in idaho just in week. forcing employees into a safe before getting away with a bag stuffed full of cash. the fbi believes he is the same person who hit several banks earlier this year, on a run from california to washington state. in one heist, he shot and seriously wounded a police officer. a $70,000 reward is now being offered for information leading to his arrest. >>> and a show of re
to try and stop the violence. "the israelis are rejecting the cease-fire," a hamas spokesman told us. "israel will continue carrying out massacres against our people." there have been talks, but officials are staying tight-lipped. >> for the moment, rockets are still being fired in israel. we will go on with military operations. we're not excluding any option including the diplomatic option. >> reporter: israeli analysts say the likelihood of a ground invasion is diminishing, that israel's top leadership doesn't really want it, but the conditions of a cease-fire are very far from being resolved, meaning the possibility of a ground invasion is still very real. bianna? >> all right, alex, thank you. now let's go to jerusalem, which has not been spared from rocket attacks in the past 48 hours. abc's global affairs anchor christiane amanpour is there with the latest. christiane, with talk of even a possible ground assault, how likely is a cease-fire at this point? israel said they're rejecting it as we heard from alex. >> reporter: well, not rejecting it. what we understand is that it is
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